Many labs and activities designed for distance learning fail to provide the same content and engagement as traditional science labs. On this week's PASCO Live, Dr. JP Keener will share our all-in-one solution for delivering authentic, standards-based labs to your hybrid or distance learners. These resources are affordable, effective, and simple to implement into any introductory chemistry or physics course. Plus, every solution is designed to save you time, allowing you to share and assign key lab videos with just a few simple clicks.
This week, we're highlighting GIS Day with a few student-friendly GIS activities. Our in-house expert, Roger Palmer, will share how you can use SPARKvue and a Wireless Weather Sensor to conduct investigations in local air quality, weather and more. Whether you take the class outdoors or share the data and story with students, these GIS activities can help you engage the class with data collected from your own local environment.
When it comes to teaching biology, visual resources can make all the difference. Whether you’re studying mitosis, plant and animal cells, or macro-invertebrates from a local water source, microscopy investigations are the easiest way for students to connect with the cellular world. This week on PASCO Live, we will be performing student-friendly microscopy investigations. We’ll review how to use a microscope, compare plant and animal cells, look at the stages of cell reproduction, and discuss the microcosm of organisms that can be found in almost any backyard, pond or garden!
Looking to add some Halloween fun to your chemistry course? In this special edition of PASCO Live, we’re putting a spooky spin on classic chemistry demonstrations. With connections to relevant chemistry phenomena, these engaging demos are a great way to infuse a little holiday fun into your middle school or high school course. Join us to celebrate Halloween the only way we know how - with sensors and spooky science!
What is a mole? Celebrate Mole Day with the PASCO team as they perform live demonstrations and an exciting experiment that can be used to answer every chemistry student's classic question, "What is a mole?" Join educators, Barbara Pugliese and Roger Palmer, for student-friendly mole demos and an experiment that you can leverage in your own chemistry course to improve student understanding.
This week on PASCO Live, we're getting into the Fall spirit with demonstrations in leaf pigment chromatography and spectroscopy. In the first demonstration, we'll present a simple chromatography experiment that students can perform at home or in school using leaves, Isopropyl Alcohol and filter paper. Then, Dr. Keener will demonstrate a quick and easy way to investigate the concentration of Chlorophyll in olive oil. Lastly, we'll use the Wireless Spectrometer to investigate the absorption spectrum of various leaf pigments. Join us to celebrate Fall PASCO style - with science!
The pandemic has dramatically changed the way educators teach, grade and interact with their students. What once were reliable best practices and hands-on activities in the classroom, have become incompatible with hybrid and distance learning models. On this week's PASCO Live, Georgia educator, Shane K., will join Dr. JP Keener to discuss how his district pivoted in response to distance learning. A high school chemistry teacher and educator at the University of West Georgia, Shane thought he'd seen it all during his 28 years of teaching. Now, he's joining us from Fayette County, Georgia, to share his experiences with distance learning.
Searching for an easy way to introduce your students to coding? We've got you covered! This week on PASCO Live, the team will demonstrate how you can use SPARKvue to code with the onboard sensors in a smartphone. This simple activity is a hassle-free way for students to begin coding with absolutely no equipment other than their own smartphones, making it ideal for hybrid and remote learning models. Join us this week for a step-by-step demonstration, complete with instructions, sample code, and examples of onboard sensors that you can immediately begin utilizing in your course.
Studies have shown that exposure to computer science concepts can hav e a lasting impact on students' career opportunities, but bridging the gap between science investigations and computational thinking activities is an evolving challenge for many educators. On this week's PASCO Live, we'll demonstrate how a simple sound investigation can be expanded to include key concepts in computational thinking. Join us this Thursday to ask questions, get answers, and discover how you can reinforce science standards while preparing students for a digital future.
Testing water quality and water hardness is probably easier than you think! Whether it be in the classroom, home or field, water quality investigations enable students to practice real-life science in a way that's accessible, safe, and impactful. On PASCO Live, join former educators, Barbara Pugliese and Roger Palmer, as they perform water quality tests on solution samples using a drop counter and conductivity sensor. They'll compare gravimetric and conductometric analyses and explain how water hardness investigations can be adapted for AP Chemistry, Chemistry and Environmental Science courses.